It’s the time of the year where you do not have to look far to be reminded of love in its greatest form – chocolate, teddy bears, and flowers. A prominent struggle for singles during this time is feeling less than. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in a relationship, everyone in a relationship wanted to be in one at some point. However, it becomes a problem when your relationship status becomes the only lens through which you gauge your value. Below you will find a few suggestions to help shift the focus this hearts-all-over-the-place Valentines from “It’s awful being single” to “I’m going to make the most of being single.”
- Take a break from social media. Avoid it at minimum February 14th but maybe even the day before and couple of days after.
- Write love notes to family and friends. Have fun with it! Make them cheesy, funny, sincere – whatever would mean the most to the recipient
- Hang out with other single friends. You don’t have to wait for National Singles Day to get together intentionally with other singles.
- Plan a trip
- Watch Episode 5.18 “Blood Drive” of The Office
- Buy yourself flowers, chocolate, jewelry, or new clothing item. Just because you don’t have a significant other, doesn’t mean you have to go without a Valentine’s gift!
- Plan or host a dinner with your family or loved ones
- Get a massage/pamper yourself